The Orkney Hotel Whisky List

ORKNEY MALTS

Orkney’s rugged and windswept character has shaped some of Scotland’s most distinct and warming malt whiskies.

Highland Park 12yr (40%)
From Scotland’s northernmost distillery comes a full flavoured Malt. With a nose of malt, sherry and peat, a palate of smoke, heather and other earthy elements.

Highland Park 15yr (43%)
Highland Park 15 has a remarkable complex nose with notes of camphor, peat and citrus fruits and flowers. The drying sensation on the finish leaves a rich smoky feeling and the immediate desire to refill your glass.

Highland Park 18yr (43%)
Burnished gold in colour with a rich, mature oak and aromatic smoke aroma. It has a rich, full flavour, honey and peat taste and a soft, round and long finish.

Highland Park 21yr (47.5%)
Drawing its incredible character from predominantly American oak casks which have been seasoned with sherry, this 21 year old is a truly dynamic whisky with an intensely fruity and spicy centre, surrounded by complex layers of candied orange peel, dark chocolate and rich, slightly drier smoke. A malt that rewards patience and delivers experience like no other.

Highland Park 25yr (50.7%)
With its golden dark red colour and very rich, mature oak, chocolate fudge aroma, this whisky is universally acclaimed, by the critics as one of the great single malts. It has a full, rich burst of flavours, soft honey and nutty toffee and a long and surprisingly sweet finish for its age.

Highland Park 30yr (48.1%)
30 years ago after deciding to lay down the casks that would go on to become the heart of this exceptional whisky and over these 3 decades, the whisky maturing inside them has developed an outstanding balance, with a seductive sweetness and extremely delicate smoke. treating this whisky with respect will reward you with breath taking results: Characteristic fudge sweetness comes together with complex aromatic spices and dark chocolate orange. it has a drying finish, leaving a gentle smoky flavour and an incredible lengthy finish

Highland Park 40yr (48.3%)
First released in 2008, this is the oldest permanent expression of Highland Park and is the culmination of years of their finest whisky making experience. A Beautiful balance of sweet toffee notes, dark chocolate, sun-dried orange zest and heather peat smokiness all leading to a rich, long smoky and surprisingly sweet finish.

Highland Park Leif Eriksson (40%)
Thought to have been born in Iceland circa AD970, the courageous Leif Eriksson set out from th Orkney Islands north of mainland Scotland at the dawn of the 11th century to make the perilous crossing the North Atlantic. Highland Park Leif Eriksson is a tribute to the bravery of the early explorer. The Palate is sweet with soft vanilla notes and barley sugar notes with hints of grape and gentle wafts of smoke. A sweet finish that is balanced by a drying Orcadian peat smoke.

Highland Park Ice Edition (53.9%)
Vivid aromas of cool, fresh pineapple and ripe mango sorbet come to life – in this celebration of glacial character. Silvery shards of smoke give way to the frosty kick of root ginger. Like the Ice Giants themselves, the palate is powerful yet mellifluous. In true Highland Park style, the combination of an silvery, misty peat smoke is inter-twined with pearlescent vanilla seed s and overtones of molten orris root. Beautifully balanced, the creamy, rich, oily finish snowballs into long lingering woodiness and dry feverish spices.

Highland Park – Dark Origin (46.8%)
Inspired by the cunning spirit and courageous personality of Highland Park’s infamous founder, Magnus Eunson. Well-balanced, dry peat at first mellowing out to maraschino cherries with hints of dark chocolate that entices the palate. Enduring sweet smoky finish.

Scapa 12yr – (The Distillery reserve collection) Cask Strength Edition (58.5%)
The distillery reserve collection is a limited release of rare and exceptional whiskies from Chivas Brothers’ single malt whisky distilleries. Each release is bottled at cask strength. Non-Chill Filtered. AYS: 10th June 2003. Bottled: 29th July 2015, Cask No: 9-12, 14-16, Bottle No: 675/2148

Scapa 14yr (40%)
Scapa Flow – an expanse of calm water ringed by islands and lighthouses. A safe shelter for modern seafarers, just as it once protected Norse warriors and Celtic nobles. From that unique place comes something you might not expect from an island malt whisky – a golden whisky, sweet and silky smooth with a heather – honey taste.

Scapa 16yr (40%)
Aged in Orkney for 16 years this golden malt delivers a sweet and silky-smooth, heather-honey taste – perfectly balanced with delicate spice

Scapa 2001 (43%)
The 2001 bottling is a light and delicate malt that has been matured in a first fill bourbon cask. Flavours of vanilla, honey, biscuits and some mild spice dominate this subtle and smooth whisky.

Scapa Skiren (40%)
Scapa Skiren is a 2015 release from the Orkney distillery. Aged in first-fill American casks, this is creamy and sweet with notes of tropical fruit and heather.

Scapa 23 year Single cask strength (58.4%)
AYS: 21st May 1992 Bottled: 28th July 2015 Cask No.:1069 Cask Type: Butt Bottle No. 591/780.

Scapa 25 yr (54%)
Matured in first-fill American casks for a smooth and creamy sweetness with hints of Citrus, coastal heather and tropical fruits.

Scapa Jutland Memorial Edition 1916 – 2016 (40%)
This first fill American Oak single cask has been exclusively created in tribute to the sailors who fought on the 249 ships involved in the battle of Jutland. This Jutland edition captures the character of the Orkney Isles, their shimmering seas and dramatic history surrounding them. Crafted the Orcadian way, using traditional methods. This single cask has been matured exclusively in first-fill American oak casks for 16 years, resulting in a heather-honeyed single malt which is intensely fruity and perfectly balanced. Bottle No: 134/

ISLAY MALTS

Islay whisky is a product of its windswept home – the southernmost of the Western Isles. Islay is flat, green and largely covered in peat – which both flavours and colours the water. The peat is, in turn, flavoured by salt spray which is driven far inland by the winter gales.

Ardbeg 10yr (46%)
Jim Murray’s 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It’s a true classic from Islay. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours fill the palate with a long and smoky sweet finish.

Ardbeg Uigeadail (54.2%)
Wining 7 awards since 2009, Uigeadail derives from the Scotch Gaelic for ‘Dark and Mysterious Place’ and is named for the Loch from whence Ardbeg draws its waters. this cask-strength bottle exudes breathtaking balance of Ripe fruit, Black forest honey, peat and smoked barley.

Bowmore Islay, 12yr (40%)
Peat, water, wood, people and tradition accumulate to create the subtle, warm and smoky character of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Bowmore 18 yr (43%)
A comparatively recent release from Bowmore, the 18 year old was launched in January of 2007 to replace the 17 year old. A perfumed, fruity offering from the Islay distillery.

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie (50%)
Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Loch Indaal in premium American oat. The tropical fruit flavours slowly fade to leave a delicious mixture of salty vanilla.

Bruichladdich Black Art 23 Yr (49.2%)
This is the 4th edition of Bruichladdich;s Black Art series. The whisky is created by master distiller Jim McEwan and the composition is a secret. All we know is aged in a combination of American and French oak. Rich and heady with clean aromas of red-berry fruits, followed by honeycomb and toffee crisp continues to the finish.

Bruichladdich Octomore (57%)
The world’s most heavily peated whisky. This is the 6th edition of the uber-experimental cult octomore. Titanic amount of Peat but with a light, delicate complexity and beguiling finess. young, yet eminently mature.

Bruichladdich – Port Charlotte Scottish Barley (40 ppm) (50%)
Peated to a heavyweight 40 ppm. Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand picked by Jim McEwan. Made with 100% Scottish barley and matured in the village of Port Charlotte, It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt – a union of the classic floral elegance of Bruichladdich and heavy peat.

Bruichladdich – Port Charlotte Islay Barley – (50%)
Distilled, Matured and bottled in un-chill filtered and colouring free at Bruichladdich Distillery. The first bottling of heavily peated Port Charlotte made with Islay barley has been released. It’s crisp and clean, with a engaging mix of fruit and cereal and an elegant peatiness.

Bunnahabhain 12 yr (46.3%)
The nose offers a fresh and aromatic experience with a subtle whiff of smoke, A light fruity taste with nut appeal that leads to a spectacular malty sweetness and the finish develops into a lingering and beautifully rich full-bodied experience.

Bunnahabhain 18yr (46.3%)
The Palate is dense with rich sherried notes perked up with a costal saltiness. On a second wave roast chestnuts and gentle wood spice emerge leading to a finish that is long and warming.

Bunnahabhain 25yr (46.3%)
Wining 3rd place for Single malt 25 year in 2015. This Whisky is full of rich, dark flavours of Fruit compote, stewed raisins and roasted malt and chestnuts with hints of mixed spice all coming together to leave a long, sweet finish.

Caol Ila 12yr (43%)
This 12 year old is the entry level bottling from the Caol Ila distillery, launched in June of 2002 this expression is light and fresh with that distinctive Caol Ila smoke.

Caol Ila 2001 Moscatel Finish (43%)
Taking their regular smoky malt and finishing it in sweet Moscatel- wine casks for an extra depth of sweetness. A long, rich finish with complex notes of warm peat and cinnamon spice that come from the palate. Bottled in 2013.

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1997 Unpeated (Special Release 2015)( 55.9%)
A limited edition, natural cask strength Caol Ila which is produced from a batch created once a year from unpeated malt. The oldest Caol release of its kind and limited to a few thousand bottles worldwide. An unusually rounded older unpeated Caol Ila, the most mature yet released in this series: a little less ‘full on’ than previous expressions, it still has all their fruity sharpness, hints of smoke and the sea, grainy cereals and bittersweet tannins, and becomes soft, harmonious and welcoming with water.

Frasers Reserve Islay (40%)
A full bouquet of aromas, smoky, peaty with floral (lavender) notes. There is also a slight sweetness reminiscent of honeycomb. The palate is dry and smoky, slowly developing a medicinal edge.

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 release (46%)
Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. Machir Bay is a unique and complex combination of ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts. The Machir Bay range was first launched in 2012 when it won the prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Award – Best in Class. Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smokey butterscotch and rich fruitiness each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram.

Lagavulin 16 yr (43%)
A much sought-after single malt with the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay – but also offering richness and dryness that turns into a truly interesting dram.

Lagavulin 1997 Pedro Ximenez finish (43%)
From the Lagavulin distillery on the island of Islay comes the 1997 Distillers Edition, a fantastic single malt which has been maturing since 1997 and enjoyed a finishing period in Pedro Ximénez cask before being bottled in 2013. Thick and honeyed with characteristic smoky notes

Laphroaig 10yr (40%)
A rich flavoured malt – it has an earthly aroma of blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the delicate, heathery perfume of Islay’s streams.

Laphroaig 15yr (43%)
Laphroaig 15 year old was first released in the 1980s. The resulting flavour soon became a firm favourite winning many awards and was chosen for the famous ‘Erskine Charity Bottling’ in 2000 when 270 bottles were drawn from a single 15 year old cask signed by HRH The Prince of Wales for this charity of which he is a patron. Zesty oak and warm peat smoke top notes, with sweet undertones, reminiscent of fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds. A smoother and more elegant elder sibling to the robust 10 year-old.

SmokeHead (43%)
SmokeHead is a rich, seaweedy and intensely peaty whisky. The flavours are fresh, fruity and immense, with notes of sherry, iodine, toffee, smoke and sea salt, all fighting for recognition.

Smokey Joe: (46%)
Without a doubt, this whisky showers the senses with smoke and peaty impressions and yet, overall, one is left with a feeling of tranquil fulfilment, reflecting the balance and subtly complexity therein. Islay malts take their characteristics both from the peat used to dry the barley and their closeness to the sea. These factors, typically, imbue the malts with a distinctive sea-weedy, phenolic and peaty flavour.

ISLAND MALTS

The Arran 10 yr (46%)
Fresh Citrus and honey taste followed by creamy notes of vanilla, coconut and butterscotch. Crisp and malty with a touch of hazelnut, with a mellow finish.

The Arran 14 yr (46%)
Finished in fresh bourbon and sherry hogsheads two years before it was bottled – resulting in a sweet, fruity Arran with all that wonderful malt we love!

The Arran 18 yr (limited Edition) (46%)
This Limited Edition release of The Arran Malt at 18 Years Old has been produced from un-peated malted barley and matured in a selection of the finest ex-Sherry casks. The whisky has not been artificially coloured and has not been chill-filtered at bottling thus retaining the full range of aromas and flavours which typify this unique Island Single Malt. Only 9,000 bottles of The Arran Malt 18 Years Old have been released worldwide. This is the final bottling in a trilogy of 16, 17 & 18 year-old Arran Malts.

Isle of Jura 10yr (40%)
A light, sweet malt from the only distillery on the inner Hebridean Isle of Jura. It is a luminous golden/tawny colour with a nutty, cereal nose and a sweet, soft vanilla flavour with just a hint of salty sea air.

Isle of Jura 16 yr: (40%)
Nurtured for 16 long years, this is the whisky of choice for the people of Jura. It’s a malt, unassuming yet brimming with character and enticing flavours of moist gingerbread and Demerara sugar. Finishing with dark chocolate, glazed oranges, nutmeg, sweet toffee, apple and honey.

Isle of Jura 21 yr: (44%)
Vintage casks have given this spirit a flawless finish of soft marzipan, crushed walnuts and bitter chocolate. The palate is further rewarded with whispers of succulent maraschino cherries, citrus fruit and soft liquorice to complete this memorable masterpiece

Ledaig 10 yr (46.3% )
A wonderfully peated single malt, robust and vibrant with a spicy smokiness, floral seaside aromas and hints of liquorice and cloves

Ledaig 18 yr (46.3% )
Ahh, Ledaig! A cracking single malt that proves Islay isn’t the only place to get your hands on splendidly peaty whisky – the Tobermory distillers on the Isle of Mull also know their way around peated malt for sure. This is the 18 Year Old Ledaig single malt, which offers up hearty phenols, smoky herbs, cracked black pepper and balancing waves of Sherry-soaked fruit.

Tobermory (40%)
Distilled on the Isle of Mull and aged on mainland Scotland – this is a medium dry, smooth and fruity malt with a fresh, lightly peated, smoky nose and is light amber in colour.

Talisker 10yr (45.8%)
From the western shores of the Isle of Skye, this is a pungent peat and sea-salt nose malt with a smoky sweetness with malt-flavours and developing warmth with a huge peppery finish.

Talisker 18 yr (45.8%)
Taking the title ‘best single malt whisky in the world’ in 2007 Talisker 18 is Full in body with a stunning balance of peat, spice and sweetness.

Talisker 30yr (45.8%)
A Massively satisfying single malt from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. Elegant smoke blends together effortlessly with red fruits and costal peat giving a finely-tuned balance of sweetness to the palate with a peppery heat.

Talisker 2002 Amoroso Finish (45.8%)
Bottled in 2013 The 2002 Distillers Edition of Talisker single malt Scotch whisky, finished in Amoroso casks.
The sweet, Italian fortified wine casks add a rich, juicy character to the classically smoky single malt.

HIGHLAND MALTS 

Our largest selection – something to suit everyone – a profusion of different tastes and aromas.

Aberfeldy 12 yr (40%)
Lovely smooth texture, with rich honeyed fruit freshened up with crisp apple notes. Gentle, sweet spice adds to the complexity. Full flavour, the perfume characteristics become more spicy, with a bitter hint of Seville oranges in a decidedly dry finish.

Aberfeldy 16yr (40%)
16 year old single malt from the fantastic Aberfeldy distillery, unveiled in the latter half of 2015 as part of the Last Great Malts series. This expression is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, imparting juicy sweetness to the whisky.

Aberfeldy 21 yr (40%)
This deep golden whisky has a pleasing heathery honey aroma and a Smooth, vanilla, undulating, refined smoke flavour with touches of Seville oranges, which linger on the tongue

AnCnoc 12 yr (40%)
This single malt is soft and very aromatic with hints of honey and lemon in the foreground with a taste that’s sweet to start with an appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish. A malt for every occasion.

AnCnoc 18 yr (46%)
Introduced in the latter half of 2014, the 18 year old anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery was matured in a combination of European oak ex-Sherry and American oak ex-bourbon casks. Following maturation, this handsome Highland whisky is bottled without chill-filtration or additional colours. Palate is sweet and spicy with a long warming finish.

AnCnoc 22 yr (46%)
A brand new AnCnoc, distilled at the Knockdhu distillery and aged in both American bourbon casks and Spanish oak Oloroso sherry-seasoned casks for a period of 22 years. Very rich and full of citrus and spice flavours with faint hints of smoke.

AnCnoc Vintage 1975 (44.2%)
A limited edition 1975 vintage anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery. This whisky has been matured in Spanish and American oak casks and bottled in 2014, it’s spicy on the nose and accentuated by orange peel and green apple. To taste, the malt is full bodied, intense and complex with notes of fruit cake, sticky toffee and seasoned leather which leads to a long, sweet finish. Only 1590 bottles of this Vintage was available in markets including the UK, USA, Russia and Canada.

Auchroisk 10yr (43%)
Released in the Flora and Fauna series in 2001, having previously been marketed as The Singleton of Auchroisk. This single malt is quite sweet with a pleasant softness. The finish is soft and dry.

Balblair 1999 2nd release. (46%)
Distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2016. Established in 1790 Balblair distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and the oldest working distillery in the highlands. It is strikingly situated by the beautiful Dornoch firth on the sweep of the Cambuscurrie Bay within sight of the ancient Clach Biorach Standing stone. The palate is full bodied, sweet and spicy in character with hints of honey, vanilla and leather leading to a warm, smooth and long-lasting finish.

Balblair 1990 2nd release 46%
Distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2014. This single malt was matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks and Spanish oak ex-sherry butts. The aroma is spicy yet sweet and is punctuated with notes of raisins, toffee and vanilla, chocolate. On the palate it is full bodies; sweet and spicy in character with hints of honey, raisin and zesty fruits leading to a smooth and long lasting finish.

Ballechin 10yr – Heavily peated (46%)
First released in summer 2014, Ballechin’s 10 year old is the first ongoing release for Edradour’s peated malt, after eight releases in The Discovery series. The palate is Soft, rounded and sweet to start, with a pleasantly oily mouthfeel and some cinnamon spice growing over time. Chocolate limes, caramel and lemon cream make up the body, with more oak, grass and burning hay building to bonfire-like proportions. Medium/long finish.

Blair Athol 8yr (40%)
Produced using water exclusively drawn from the Allt Dour Burn (Burn of the Otter) on the peaty moreland of the Ben-Y-Vrachie mountain this malt is fresh and gently peaty with a tangy, spicy fruit flavour to the core.

Blair Athol 12yr (40%)
A Flora and Fauna release from the Blair Athol distillery, this 12 year old exudes sherry and Christmas pudding notes with spice and a finish that’s bittersweet and drying with hints of peat smoke.

Ben Nevis 10 (46%)
This 10 year old exudes some beautiful coffee, chocolate and toffeed peat notes, a firm representative of the Western Highland style

Clynelish 14 year old 46%
Clynelish is a delicious and distinctive Single Malt Scoth Whisky from one of Scotland’s most northernly distilleres, which Is situated at Brora on the stormy north east coast. Aged for 14 years in specially selected oak casks then bottled at a full 46% abv, this is a light yet firm-bodied maritime single malt. Fresh and creamy-smooth on the palate, it has a smokey, sea-spicy character and a very pleasing texture which is highly regarded by malt whisky connoisseurs.

Dalmore 12yr (40%)
A delicate malt with perfumed, malty aromas and drying palate with hints of liquorice made using water drawn from the river Alness.

Dalmore 15 yr (40%)
Twelve years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks precede a three year finish in three different sherry woods. A robust yet elegant spirit. A taste of crushed apples, vanilla, ginger and mandarin with a peppery spice and oak finish.

Dalmore 18 yr (43%)
Matured initially for 14 years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the whisky is then transferred to 30 year old matusalem oloroso sherry wood for a further4 years. Bottled at 43% =, The Dalmore 18 year old offers a productive and intense taste of Dark chocolate, candied citrus fruits, rich coffee , nutmeg and cloves with a fruity oak and spice finish.

Dalmore 25 yr (42%)
As a distillery that has a history of using an intricate selection of maturing methods, the 25 Year Old continues that tradition. First, it matured in American white oak cask. After that, it was hand-divided into 25 year old Palomino Fino sherry butts and 1980s first-fill bourbon casks. These whiskies are then married together in bourbon barrels and finished in Tawny Port pipes from Portugal. Citrus, sherry soaked raisins and luxury chocolate truffles Fill the palate leading to a finish that is sweet with hints of bitter dark chocolate.

Dalmore Cigar Malt (44%)
A taste of tropical fruits, banana toffee and vanilla ice cream with an orange zest, bergamot and crushed spice finish – a perfect complement to a fine cigar

Dalmore King Alexander the 3rd (40%)
Crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263, this expression unites six specially selected casks housing spirit of perfect maturity all brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs. Sweet and fruity with a nutty hint.

Dalwhinnie 15 yr (43%)
Simple but flawless flavours. A clean, crisp 15 year old with sweet, fruity aromas and a long malty finish with a nutty hint.

Dalwhinnie Winters Gold (43%)
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold is a 2015 addition to the Highland distillery’s range inspired by the chilly climate up in the remote part of Scotland where their single malt Scotch whisky is distilled – as the label remarks, it was “Crafted by the Cold”. It’s made only with spirit that has been distilled between October and March. It is Very soft on the palate, with slightly honeyed warmth. Soothing texture, with light floral notes mingling with soft fruits and just a touch of spice.

Deanston 12yr (46.3%)
Smooth creamy sweetness with sumptuous hints of fruit, malty honeyed spiciness and soft vanilla. Leading to a crisp and satisfying finish with a tingle of cloves which linger, then gently fades

Deanston 18 yr (46.3%)
A 2015 addition to the Deanston range, this expression has been matured for 18 years, including a finishing period in first fill Kentucky bourbon casks. It was bottled without chill filtration at 46.3% ABV. Oodles of rich honey, luxurious vanilla, sugary shortbread and a touch of fresh ginger.

Edradour 10 yr (40%)
Edradour is one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries and at the heart of the range, this 10 year old Eastern Highlander is a rather unique single malt, a decidedly rum-like dram with a thick mouthfeel.

Edradour 15 yr – The Fairy Flag (40%)
released in honour of Scottish film, ‘Fairy Flag’. This whisky is a rich, Christmas cake-y dram, sweet and spicy with touches of Sherry-soaked raisins dusted with dark chocolate shavings like you get on fancy desserts.

Fettercairn 10yr (Old Fettercairn) (40%)
from a distillery which is snuggly tucked away at the foot of the Grampian comes this nutty, malty character with a delicate sherry influence.

Fettercairn 30yr (43.3%)
This 1978 vintage has a strong Oloroso sherry influence, and the official tasting notes describe a plethora of fruity flavours including pineapple, grapefruit, cranberries, sweet mango and wild berries.

Glencadam 10yr (46%)
‘The rather delicate’ malt with a beautifully balanced, pure flavour of floral and spice with a sophisticated mix of vanilla and sherry sweetness leading to a gentle peppery finish.

Glencadam 14yr (46%)
Released in 2010 and finished in Oloroso Sherry casks. This single malt is full of Rich and fruity flavours with notes of clean malt and buttery toffee with a long sweet finish.

Glencadam 15yr (46%)
This expression has been bottled at 46% abv to retain the whiskys’ unique and natural characteristics and subtlety of taste. Known as ‘The dignified’ malt. Medium-bodies with cut-grass sweetness and a mouth-watering malty signature.

GlenDronach The Hielan 8 yr (46%)
Matured and married in a combination of the finest bourbon and sherry casks. Crisp, vibrant oak spices warm soaked sultanas, apricot jam and gingerbread all rounded by delicate hints of butterscotch, cocoa and toasted almonds. Finish – Classic sherry overtones with a contrasting crisp dimension demonstrate the complexity of the traditional Highland character.

Glendronach 12yr, Original (43%)
A big bodied, heart-warming spirit that fills the mouth with luscious sherry malt flavours, tinged with oak and peat smoke. The scarceness of supply and the increasing costs mean that it very rare nowadays to find a malt that is 100% matured in sherry casks

GlenDronach Allardice 18yr (46%)
Lovely and sweet on the nose, fudge, fruit compote and glacier morello cherries with remarkable flavours of stewed fruits and allspice. Aged Oloroso and toasted walnut bread combined with chocolate orange giving this Malt a tremendously complex and long finish.

GlenDornach Parliament 21yr (48%)
Matured in a combination of the finest oloroso and pedro ximinez sherry casks. Resolute flavours of fine Oloroso Sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is all infused with fabulous spicy notes – cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.

GlenDronach Peated (46%)
A delightful aroma of ripe gooseberries dusted with cinnamon sugar combines with a contrasting crisp citrus twist. The delicate peat influence gives a smouldering charred wood character filled with freshly ground barley and hints of vanilla toffee.
Taste of vibrant oak spices and floral heather honey develop to roseships and barley sugars, all warmed by a touch of white pepper.

Glen Garioch 12 yr (48%)
Crème brûlée and sweet ripe banana fill the palate at first, then comes a light oakiness with pear fruitiness, leading to a long smooth, creamy and fragrant finish

Glenglassaugh 30 yr (44.8%)
A refined single malt with elegant sherry cask characteristics complimented by luxurious fruits and oak spice. This whisky is rich, complex and full of distinctive flavours.

Glenglassaugh Revival (46%)
Glenglassaugh Distillery was closed in 1986 but resumed production in 2008. This revival bottling is the first whisky to be made at the distillery since it reopened. Matured in a mixture of first and refill bourbon casks, this was finished for 6 months in first-fill oloroso sherry butts giving this malt a sweet, rounded and creamy taste with hints of fruits, walnuts, chocolate, honey-mead, sherry and soft spiced oak.

Glengoyne 10 yr (40%):
Matured in hand selected oak-casks with a taste of Fresh green apples, toffee and a hint of nuttiness.

Glengoyne 12 yr (43%)
Lemon zest, toffee apples and a scent of coconut. Hand selected sherry casks help create this paradise of flavours and rich golden colour.

Glengoyne 15 yr (43%)
Complex, sweet and rounded – with a spicy oak finish. These flavours are developed in hand-selected sherry casks – balancing deep character with light vanilla notes.

Glengoyne 18 yr (43%):
Spicy Vanilla fruit, ripe apples and a rich luxurious mouthfeel. This is the result of 18 long years and a generous proportions of first-fill sherry casks.

Glengoyne 21 yr (43%):
Christmas cake, honey and rich fruit with a long cinnamon finish. Matured in hand-selected sherry casks. Perfect for after dinner dram

Glenmorangie 12 yr, Millennium Malt (40%)
A limited edition malt laid down to celebrate the millennium – vanilla, butterscotch and honey notes.

Glenmorangie 18 yr (43%)
A wonderfully creamy and thick 18 year old dram, matured for 15 years in ex bourbon casks before being finished in Oloroso sherry casks. An exquisite, tropical-fruit driven Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie, Port Wood Finish (43%)
Initially matured in American oak casks and then racked into selected port pipes for extra ageing – the colour of antique pine: golden but with a rosy hue – a complex balance of sweet and dry flavours, bitter chocolate being offset by a fresh mint note, with hints of port and walnut.

Glenmorangie the original 10 yr: (40%)
Original is the core bottling in the Glenmorangie range with a fresh and balanced palate. Vanilla, boiled sweets, toffee and very creamy leading to a gentle and malty finish.

Glenmorangie 12 yr: The Quinta Ruban (46%)
Non-chill filtered and bottled at 46& ABV, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is full-bodied and velvety rich in texture, with a wonderfully long and smooth finish. Initially matured in Bourbon casks then extra matured in Ruby port casks to create its smooth taste.

Glenmorangie 7 Milsean 46%
Glenmorangie Milsean is the seventh release from their very popular Private Edition range. This time, Dr Bill Lumsden and his team have taken inspiration from sweetshops and all their wondrous confectioneries to create this limited edition expression, using whisky which was initially matured in ex-bourbon casks and then matured further in flamed-toasted casks which previously held Portuguese wine. The name Milsean comes from the Scots Gaelic for ‘Sweet Things’. Cinnamon spice begins to develop in the palate, alongside yellow plum, melon and more coconut. Subtly oak-y, but the focus here is on the fruity sweetness, which hints more towards orange segments as it goes on leading to An intriguing balance of sweetness and spice to finish.

Inchmurrin 12 yr (46%)
It is somewhat fitting that the ‘grassy isle’ lends its name to the exquisite 12 year old single malt with floral notes of peach blossom, pear, golden barley and vanilla. Aged in 3 types of cask carefully selected by hand – bourbon, refill and re-charred – these whiskies are then brought together to deliver a perfectly balanced single malt

Inchmurrin 18 yr: (46%)
Named after an island rich in meadow and woodland, this 18 year old has a strong oak character, with its hints of summer grass, tropical fruits and zesty citrus notes. Matured in the finest hand selected casks for a minimum of 18 years allowing time and nature to bring out the sweeter character of the wood.

Invergordon 7 yr (40%)
The only grain whisky distilled in the highlands of Scotland, and is made with the granite-run Highland water so highly valued in the making of single malts. The Invergordon also shares with single malts the distinction that comes only after lengthy maturation in oak casks in the soft Highland airstream. A unique whisky, with all the mellowness of a single malt, but with a lighter, fresher taste and a colour like distilled sunlight.

Loch Lomond Original 40%
Distilled from Scotland’s finest ingredients and and carefully matured in, before being married in the finest old oak casks for the perfect harmony of flavour and aromas. The result is an elegant and full bodied whisky with a hint of smoke and peat and smoothness making this exceptionally easy to drink.

Macduff 2000 – Connoisseurs Choice (46%) – Gordon & MacPhail
Macduff distillery was established in the early 1960s, by a consortium of Glasgow-based whisky brokers and businessmen. This particular expression from Macduff Distillery was matured in Refill American Hogsheads. The whiskey has stewed pear and peach aromas with a touch of sweet vanilla. The palate is sweet ans peppery with green apples and a dark chocolate edge. Distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2015.

Oban 14 yr (43%)
Medium-bodied smooth malt with a rich aroma. It starts off sweet, engages the whole palate and finishes up dry with a faint but distinctive peat smoke in the finish.

Old Pulteney 12yr (40%)
From Caithness – the northernmost tip of mainland Scotland comes this dry medium bodied and smooth malt, with a clean dry finish; faintly salty with a slight sherry note.

Old Pulteney 17yr Non-Chill Filtered (46%)
This 17 year old from the Pulteney distillery was a double gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, matured in Spanish Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks. The palate is quite full and very sweet with sugared citrus peels and toffee. Notes of beeswax, honeycomb and fudge rises with malted barley and cereal sweetness. The finish is long with a herbal edge and a chewy oak.

Old Pulteney 21 year 46%
The Pulteney Distillery lies on the rugged northern coast of Scotland and is the most northernly distillery on the mainland. Established in the port of Wick in 1826. Old Pulteney 21 year is matured in hand selected American Ex-Bourbon and Ex- Fino Sherry casks. Over the years, the casks gently absorb the northern sea breeze , giving the whisky its smooth, complex flavours and costal characteristics. Sweet to start with a light fruitiness, hints of honey and vanilla followed by a dry finish.

Old Pulteney 35 yr (42.5%)
Full-bodied and bursting with attitude. This exceptional dram is sweet and spicy and quickly develops a range of signature Old Pulteney flavours from honey, rum soaked raisins and Californian oranges to the heavier notes of seasonal leather, pralines and a touch of the salty North sea air. A slow long finish with gentle waves of dried fruit and silky tannins.

Royal Lochnagar 12 yr (40%)
Subtle and freshly woody, this medium-bodied single malt aged for 12 years in oak casks. Fragrant linseed oil and sweet toffee,. Pleasantly balanced, the palate dries to a medium length finish in which a sandalwood not lingers attractively.

Teaninich 10 yr (43%)
A rare 10 year old from the Eastern Highland distillery, Teaninich. Medium-bodied with a pleasant dryness. Notes of barley sugars, oily herbs, espresso and citrus fill the palate leading o a slightly dry and medium-length finish.

Teaninich – Connoisseurs Choice (46%) – Gordon & MacPhail
Distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2014. Teaninich, pronounced Te-an-in0ich is situated near Alness, north of the Cromarty Firth. The distillery was founded in 1817 and closed in 1985. It has since reopened and resumed production. This particular expression from Teaninich Distillery was matured in 1st fill Sherry Hogsheads. The whisky has subtle Sherry influences with hints of apple, toffee and charred oak. The palate is peppery initially with lemon, lime and a lingering chocolate edge.

Tomatin 12 yr: (40%)
A complex bouquet contains rich malt and fruity aromas with a hint of peatiness. The palate is rewarded with a unique combination of attractive flavours – a balance of apples, pears, malt with a hint of nuttiness enhanced by the subtle use of sherry wood. Smooth and sweet finish.

Tomatin Port Wood Finish 14 yr: (46%)
Known for being on the highest distilleries in Scotland at 315 meters above sea level, located in the Monadhliath Mountains just south of Inverness. With the soft waters of the Alt-na-Frith (Free burn) which runs through the Mountain this delicate yet rich and mellow style single malt has a sweet fruity aroma with hints of dark chocolate and a smooth finish.

Tomatin 18 yr (46% )
Aroma: Delicious sweet sherry bursts upon you, and plateaus with undertones of fresh apples, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and hints of smoky heather. To taste: sweet and honeyed at first, with an oaky edge. Develops in the mouth with a bite of citrus and a hint of dark chocolate. Long, sweet and slightly dry finish.

Tomatin 25 yr 1988 (46%):
Matured in Bourbon barrels and port pipes this Naturally coloured and non-chilled filter single malt is sweet with buttery notes of Victoria sponge, red fruits, with hints of mint, coconut and fading smoke. Fresh finish with lots of depth.

Tomatin – CU Bocan Sherry edition (46%)
A limited edition fully sherry-cask-matured expression of Tomatin’s Cù Bòcan, named after the mythical hellhound who has stalked the residents of the village of Tomatin for centuries.Only 6,000 bottles were released. A rich and fruity, peated Speysider.

Tomatin – CU Bocan Virgin Oak edition (46%)
This limited edition release, the lightly peated single malt has been fully matured in virgin oak casks, which aren’t used all that often Just 6,000 bottles were produced. Clean and zingy with hints of smoke and warm spice.

Tullibardine (40%)
Tillibardine Distillery nestles in the foot of the Ochill Hills in Perthshire, these hills are renowned for the crystal purity of their spring water. Tullibardine reigns supreme as a fine malt whisky of majestic qualities

Tullibardine 20 yr (43%)
Matured in first-fill bourbon barrels, this is a wonderful, charming single malt that delivers vanilla, cocoa, honey and oatmeal in equal measure, while finishing smooth and dry on the palate.

Tullibardine 25 yr (43%)
Full-bodied, smooth and fruity in the mouth there are a myriad of flavours coming from toffee, spice and dried apricots. This is a tullibardine to savour and take ones time over

WolfBurn (46%)
Wolfburn’s smooth and warming flavours stem from the unhurried way in which the spirit is made. Long fermentation is followed by gentle distillation, before its laid down in the best quality oak casks. On the nose you’ll find fruit and malty aromas, with just a hint of peat. On the tongue, sweet and nutty flavours are present, which coat the palate to leave a very slight pleasant flavour of smoke.

SPEYSIDE MALTS

The River Spey rises in the Monadliath Mountins, 15 mile north of Newtonmore and is the fastest flowing river in Britain as it passes through the Cairngorm Mountains into the Moray Firth. All Speyside whiskies get their water from its adjacent springs and rivulets. They are essentially sweet whiskies and have little peaty character though some have a whiff of smoke.

Aberlour 10 yr (40%)
The Dry, fresh and fruity aromas of early autumn apples and pears are subtly enhanced with sweet notes of vanilla and mint toffee. Exceptionally smooth and creamy on the palate with spicy-sweet nutmeg and honey combining with the autumn fruits leaves a long, soft and warming finish.

Aberlour Double cask matured 12 yr (40%)
Traditional oak casks encourage the subtle character of Arberlour to develop, whilst sherry oak casks add hints of ruby gold colour and a deep rich flavour to the whiskey. A perfectly balanced single malt with notes of fruit and spices

Aberlour 16 yr double cask matured (43%)
The richness of the natural environment combined with the soft and pure water has created this distinctive whisky with rich sweet and spicy nuttiness aroma. Smooth fruity taste with sweet floral and spice hints and a gentle oakiness. Warm fruity finish.

Aberlour 18 yr (43%)
Greater age adds body and a rich sairin character to Aberlour’s characteristic depth and spiciness. Matured in the highest quality casks, where it develops deep Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry flavours, this is the richest and most indulgent Aberlour expression. Perfect structured, with initial notes of soft apricot and cream, offset by developing flavours of old leather and oak with a touch of honey.

Allt A Bhainne 1996 – Connoisseurs Choice (46%)
Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014. Allt a Bhainne Distillery pronounced Atl-a-bane, was commissioned in 1975 to supply malt whisky as a component of the Chivas Regal blend. The distillery was extensively expanded in 1989. This single malt is fresh ans fruity with hints of green pear and apples with a slight almond nuttiness, the palate is peppery initially with a sweet citrus fruit edge.

Ardmore Port Cask Finish (46%)
A 2015 addition to the Ardmore range – this 12 year old single malt was initially matured in American white oak bourbon casks before being transferred over to Port pipes for a finishing period. Its time in the Port pipes has imparted wine-like sweetness to the whisky, with further hints of juicy grape and flamed orange peel along the way.

Auchroisk 1996 – Connoisseurs Choice (46%)
Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2014. Auchroisk was founded in 1973 on the site of Dorie’s Well. Production started a year late, primarily to supply the J & B blend. The name was deemed difficult for the consumer, so a malt was marked as ‘The Singleton’ This particular expression from Auchroisk Distillery was matured in Refill American Hogsheads. The whisky is fresh and fruity with toasted malt and subtle herbal notes. The palate is peppery with stewed plumbs and citrus fruits.

Aultmore 12 yr (46%)
A touch richer on the palate than expected, but still soft and fruity, with some sweet pastry/custard-tart notes. Florality lifts the palate leading to a very clean and measured finish, with the soft fruits gently receding

Balmenach- Connoisseurs Choice (46%)
Distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2014. Balmenach lies beyond Grantown-on-Spey in the Haughs of Cromdale. The distillery was one of the first to become legitimate after the Licensing Act of 1823. The whisky is sweet and fresh with hints of cream soda and toasted malt. The palate is sweet and fruity with hints of ripe bananas, oranges and milk chocolate.

Balvenie 10yr, Founders Reserve (40%)
Full-bodied honeyed sweetness with light spicy notes and a hint of sherry sweetness.

Balvenie 12 yr, Double Wood (40%)
During maturation this whisky is transferred from a traditional whisky oak cask to an original sherry oak cask thereby acquiring character from each – smooth mellow flavours of nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a layer of sherry.

Balevenie sherry cask single barrel 15 yr (47.8%)
The balvenie single barrel sherry cask has a consistent character that is with elegant oak and subtle spices. Dried fruits are overlaid with a gentle nuttiness, leading to a long and sherried finish.

Balvenie 17 yr double wood (43%)
The balvenie doublewood acquires a complex yet rich and smooth taste from its maturation on two different types of oak cask.

Balvenie 21 yr Port wood finish (40%)
A perfume of ripe raisin notes and fruit skins is backed by a dryness with hints of almond and walnuts. To taste it is silky with fruit, syrupy honey sweetness, leather oak tannins and notes of ginger and cinnamon with along and nutty finish.

Balvenie 30 yr (47.3%)
2014 release. This single malt has been matured in a mixture of traditional oak and sherry casks selected by David Stewart, Balvenie’s malt master. The Palate is warm and rich with notes of cigar leaf, nutty sherry and a fading hint of smoke. The finish is long and honeyed that is subtly faded away with floral and fruity hints.

Balvenie Caribbean cask 14 yr (43%)
This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavour. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.

Benriach 10 yr (43%)
Classic speyside in character. This fresh and lively single malt captures the fruity taste with warm oak spices, and subtle hints of aniseed, lemon zest and barley.

BenRiach 12 yr (46%):
The combination of Oloroso and Pedro ximenez sherry casks gives a wonderful balance of mocha and dark chocolate interwoven with figs, sultanas, vanilla, fruits and rich spices.

BenRiach 15 yr (46%)
Matured in American style bourbon barrels and finished in Pedro ximenez sherry butts – taste of cream and honey, infused with papaya roseships, eucalyptus and dark chocolate all interwoven with a rich Pedro ximenez sherry and oak wood.

BenRiach 16 yr (40%)
‘Classic Speyside’ in character, this smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity floral notes, with fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla, spices, toffee and apples.

BenRiach 20 yr (43%):
This smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity, floral, spicy notes. With fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla, apples, chocolate and nuts.

BenRiach 25 yr (46%)
This rare peated single malt from the heart of speyside has wonderful overtones of rich peat-reek in harmony with honey, chocolate, raisins, oak –wood and fascinating spices.

Benrinnes 15 yr (43%)
The only Speysider to be triple-distilled like a Lowland malt or Irish whiskey, but with a lot more body and character than either of those styles. Smooth and rich with fresh brambles and smoke. Clean and faintly sweet/ smoky finish.

Benromach 12 yr (40%)
The distillery stands on the outskirts of the ancient town of Forres, in the beautiful ‘latch of Moray’, this whisky is rich and mellow with fruit and malty tones, balanced with a hint of smoke – and made with water taken from the nearby Romach Hills.

Benromach 15 yr (43%)
Luscious sherry and rich fruit cake with stewed plums fill the palate with hints of cocoa and smoky charred oak. Matured in a selection of bourbon and sherry casks results in this intense yet balanced flavour profile.

Braeval- Connoiseurs Choice (46%)
Distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2013.Breas of Glenlivet Distillery, renamed as Braeval, was founded in 1973 to produce malt whisky to be used in blends. The name was changed in 1995 to avoid confusion with the Glenlivet Distillery. Mothballed in 2002, production was resumed in 2008. This single malt was matured in Refill Sherry Hogsheads. The whisky has delicate Sherry influences with herbal notes and hints of lemon grass. Black cracked pepper initially on the palate with sweet strawberry, raspberry and milk chocolate flavours

Cardhu 12 yr (40%)
A much-loved single malt and the biggest selling malt in spain, Cardhu is an easy-going, charming Speysider. With clean, crisp oak and sweet malt evoking flavours of honeyed flapjacks and home-made caramel squares, this is one for the sweet-toothed among you

Cardhu 15 yr (40%)
Finest malted barley, pure spring water from the Mannoch hills, slow traditional distilling and skilled maturation in oak all play their part in its smooth, sweet style single malt. First cooling then richer and finishing dry with hints of chocolate and faint smoke.

Cardhu 18 yr (40%)
With its soft, lively fruity heart cradled by rich textured chocolate-edged flavours, Cardhu is acclaimed for its elegant style and silky texture

Cardhu Gold Reserve (40%)
Created using hand-picked toasted oak casks, Cardhu Gold Reserve offers something diferent to the classic 12 year old with a fruitier nose and a dy, warming palate. A gentle warm finish with Milk chocolate and caramel dgetives.

Cragganmore 12yr (40%)
A sherried 12 year old single malt from Diageo’s Classic Malts range, this bottling from the Cragganmore distillery represents Speyside and proffers a rich, slightly floral whisky with barley notes

Craigellachie 13 yr (46%)
Built on a rocky bluff situated above the confluence of the river Fiddich and the river Spey. One of the three official Craigellachie bottling released in 2014, their 13 year old single malt Scotch whisky handsomely shows off the bold, robust character of the distillery’s output. Oodles of dynamic fruit notes with a distinctive current of smoke running through the middle.

Craigellachie 17 yr (46%)
Matured in handmade oak casks for a minimum of 17 years for a rich full character and flavours reminiscent of toffee and dried fruits.

Dailuaine 16 (43%)
A Flora and Fauna official release from the Dailuaine distillery, a 16 year old single malt which has been sherry matured for thick fruitcake notes with winter spice. A nutty finish with hints of smoke, oak and oil – a great digestive.

The Deveron 12 yr (40%)
‘when billows break and haar ghosts in, then haste ye home or some bit warm, unwind with the toasted grain and apples, seaborne spice; calm from the storm.

The Deveron 18 yr (40%)
Made where the big river meets the endless brine, in any weather, drookit or clear, Delve in fruity depths where nutty notes are stowed A dram for blether and fireside cheer.

Glendullan- Connoiseurs Choice (46%)
Distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2014. Glendullan Distillery was founded in 1897, and was the last of the original seven distilleries of Dufftown to be built. Glendullan was rebuilt in the 1960’s and an additional distillery unit was built between 1971-72. This particular expression from Glendullan Distillery was matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels. The whisky has sweet vanilla notes with hints of kiwi and green apple aromas. The palate is sweet with cracked black pepper, lime and orange flavours. These combine with a lingering creamy chocolate edge.

Glen Elgin 12 (43%)
Tangerini Fruitiness is the hand-crafted Glen Elgin’s “signature”, born of long and precise fermentation. An easily accessible single malt with Speyside fruit and sweetness followed by a dry, but balanced finish.

Glen Elgin – Connoisseurs Choice (46%)
Distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014. Glen Elgin Distillery was the last distillery to be built during the boom years of the 1890’s. until the 1950’s the distillery was entirely operated and lit by parafin, being run by a parafin engine and water turbine. Glen Elgin is a key component to the White Horse blend. This single malt was matured in Refill Sherry Butts and Refill Sherry Hogshead. The whisky has subtle sherry influences with dried apricot, prunes and cocoa aromas. The palat is initially spicy with orange, grapefruit and blackcurrant flavours, complemented by a lingering chocolate edge.

Glenfarclas 10 yr (40%)
The producers recommend this as an aperitif whisky. It certainly offers more complexity than you’d expect from a 10 year old dram. A lovely, delicate whisky from Glenfarclas with a taste of Winter spice, Fruitcake, toffee and a hint of smoke leading to a Long, spicy, fruity, oak finish.

Glenfarclas 15 yr (46%)
Full-bodied with super balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and peaty flavours.

Glenfarclas 17 yr (43%)
A delicious, richly sherried Glenfarclas aged for 17 years. With is Full-bodied and rich taste , it fills and coats the palate with warming nutmeg, sherried fruits, cinnamon and mixed peel all leading to a Long, spicy and sweet finish with a hint of smoke on the tail.

Glenfarclas 21 yr (43%)
A heavily sherried 21 year old from the Glenfarclas dristillery. This offers loads of depth, a really thick dram. The palate is incredibly smooth. Barley-rich, just a textbook smoothness and rounded character that leaves you gasping for another sip.

Glenfiddich 12yr Special Reserve (40%)
what first hits you about the fresh and fragrant. Glenfiddich Special Reserve is the touch of pear in the nose, followed by a distinctive, well-balanced flavour of rich fruit, subtle pine and a hint of peatiness. A satisfyingly long, lingering and rounded aftertaste.

Glenfiddich 15 yr (40%)
A full and fruity nose, with delicate honey and vanilla notes. The taste is elegantly smooth, with a deep flavour that reveals fruit, gentle spice and a touch of oak. The finish is long and satisfying.

Glenfiddich 18 yr, Ancient Reserve (40%)
– an elegant nose, faintly sweet, scented with apple and wood. It is robust and full-bodied, yet remarkably soft, rounded and long lasting.

Glen Grant 10 yr (40%)
This 10 year old single malt brings an added intensity to Glen Grants familiar orchard fruits. Rich in colour, it lingers in the mouth with a soft, almond finish.

Glen Keith distilled before 1983 (43%)
The Glenkieth distillery standing beside the fast flowing river Isla has produce a malt with a sweet flavour and with hints of pepper.

Glen Keith 1996 – Connoisseurs Choice (46%)
Malty and perfumed aroma with hints of new leather, lavender and sweet heather honey notes. The palate is peppery with ginger and cinnamon. Creamy finish with hints of citrus fruits.

Glenlivet 12 yr (40%)
Known as one of the most popular malts in the world. First matured in traditional oak, before spending time in American oak casks which impart notes of vanilla and gives the whisky its distinctive smoothness & delicate yet complex character.

Glenlivet 15 yr (40%)
Defines the Speyside style, a perfect balance of sweetness and floral fragrance.

Glenlivet 18 yr (43%)
The Glenlivet 18 year old is a classic speyside dram with a full and rich taste with notes of chewy, tannic oak, manuka honey and walnut with cox’s apples and orange peels. Long and dry finish with a spicy oak finish.

Glenlossie 10 yr (43%)
Glenlossie is another of the little-known malt distilleries located just to the south of Elgin. Most of the whisky finds its way into blends and this 10 year old Flora and Fauna edition is one of the very few official distillery bottlings produced in recent years. Sweet, fruity and well balanced, with just a whiff of smoke

Glenlossie 1998 – Connoisseurs choice (46%)
Distilled in 1998 bottled In 2014. Glenlossie, sited near the city of Elgin, nestles under a fir clad hill. Water from the Mannoch Hills collects in a reservoir south of the distillery. Despite development the buildings still retain that traditional feel. In 1962 a further 2 stills were added. This single malt was matured in a Refill Sherry Butt and a Refill Sherry Hogshead. The whisky has subtle sherry influences with sweet toffee, honey and raisin aromas. The palate is peppery and sweet initially with red apples, orange and dark chocolate flavours leading to a smooth and creamy finish

Glen Moray 12yr (40%)
Glen Moray is one of only a few distilleries who still malt their own barley on site and it remains a classic Speysider. Creamy on the palate with a little winter spice and a green herbaceousness. Swift and refreshing finish with lingering notes of vanilla and acacia honey.

Glen Moray 16yr (40%)
Matured in Cheinen Blanc wine barrels. This single malt is sweet, full and exceptionally well-rounded. The flavour is initially of toffee, progressing to mint humbugs and barley sugar and followed by a hint of smoke and peat flavours.

Glen Moray Port cask finish (40%):
Rich wine flavours combine with canella oak notes to produce a whisky which is well balanced and full of character.

Glentauchers 1996 – Gordan & Macphail (43%)
Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2015. Glentauchers, founded in 2898, was started as a joint Venture between James Buchanan, the creator of the ‘Black & White’ and ‘Buchanan’ blends, and WP Lowrie. The distillery was designed by local architect John Alclock. Sherry influences with pear and stewed plum aromas, a hint of liquorice develops. The palate has chilli spice with orange zest, red apple and kiwi flavours.

Glen Spey 12 yr (43%)
Glen Spey distillery founded in 1885, the distillery was originally part of the mills of rothes. Water from the doonie burn is used to produce this smooth, warming single malt. A slight sense of wood smoke on the nose is rewarded with a spicy, dry finish.

Imperial 1996 43% (Gordan & MacPhail)
Distilled in 1996 at the Imperial distillery which is situated in Carron on the banks of the river Spey and drew its water from the Ballintomb burn. Distillery was closed in 1998 and has been subsequently demolished. This addition was bottled in 2015 by Gordon and Macphail. Delecate sherry influences with apricot and mango aromas, complimented by a hint of liquorice. The palate is peppery with ripe banana, orange and lingering milk chocolate flavours.

InchGower 14 yr (43%)
A malt for the discerning drinker with a complex aroma precedes a fruity, spicy taste with a hint of salt.

Knockando 12 yr (40%)
A delicate, fruity and subtle Speysider: Smooth but complex layers of flowery, nutty and slightly smokey notes fill the palate.

Linkwood 12 yr Vintage bottling (43%)
Distilled in December 1997 and bottled in 2010. This is one out of 1275 bottles made. Cask number: 12939/12940 & 12942. Wood type: Hogshead. The Dun Bheagan Vintage bottling is a fine selection of rare single malts matured at the distillery, and bottled in the old fashioned way without chill-filtration for a fuller taste and smoothness. As a result, in cold weather, the whisky may go cloudy. the cloudiness will clear at room temperature.

Linkwood 12 yr (43%)
Rounded yet delicate. Apples again, tingly spiciness. Fills and perfumes the mouth. Delicious…A classic example of a relatively light and fragrant whisky that has real complexity and a gorgeous feel.

Longmorn 12 yr (40%)
An old chapel once stood on the site occupied by the present distillery and the name means ‘place of the holy man’ – a complex malt with a sweet, cereal maltiness.

Longmorn 16yr Non Chill Filtered (48%)
Released to replace the 15 year old. This single malt is rich and compact with notes of lemon zest and leafy greens filling the palate. A good level of tannins slowly develops with a vinous character and spice. The oak is dry and full.

Longmorn Distilers Choice (40%)
A no age statement release from a beloved, underrated malt whisky distillery in Speyside, matured in three types of cask; hogsheads, Oloroso Sherry casks and bourbon barrels. Creamy malt, with a touch of praline, caramel and chocolate orange fill the palate. The finish is sweet with oak spice hints.

Macallan 10 yr (40%)
matured exclusively in sherry casks from the Jerez region of Spain giving it a smooth aroma.

Macallan 12 yr Sherry Oak (43%)
A deliciously smooth Macallan single malt – this rich and well rounded whisky is easy to drink and will not disappoint. Described as refined, rich, and rounded with plenty of sherry cask influence and perfectly balanced with woodsmoke and spice. Has been dubbed ‘simply the best 12 Year Old single malt around’.

Macallan 18 yr (43%)
A benchmark malt since it was introduced. The colour is rich amber with an aroma packed with Christmas cake, dried fruits, nuts and crystallised orange peel which comes over as a citric top-note. The palate is both sweet and tannic dry, with Seville marmalade and chocolate in the finish.

Macallan 21 yr Fine Oak (43%)
The nose is quite full and rich. There are some lovely herbal notes. Fruit salad emerges with exotic splendour. The bourbon is quite prominent with a citrussy persuasion. The wood develops with a soft spicy smoke and a palpable chewiness. The finish is of medium-length with chewy spiced oak.

Macallan 25 year (43%)
Superlative Speysider from Macallan, this astonishing 25 year old is one of the most revered whiskies in the world. Textbook malt delivery which gives way to a mouthful of dried apricots, prunes and figs. Hints of nutmeg and cinnamon weave in and out of an epic whack of honey that only a Speyside distillery of this kind of nobility can produce. A long, full finish that carries fig, spices, chewy oak and a touch of light smoke.

Macallan Gold (40%)
This burnished gold spirit presents lemon citrus notes, then orange peel and interlacing sweetness that softened but doesn’t eliminate the zest. A quiet note of vanilla is followed by dark chocolate notes – more assertive, yet not overly so with lingering floral and light oak. Citrus boiled sweets rule the palate with hints of spice leading to a sweet, malty and slightly dry finish.

Mannochmore 12 yr (46%)
Mannochmore was built in 1971, just next door to its sister distillery Glenlossie in Speyside. A taste of Sweet buttercream with hints of young spirit that quickly picks up some dark wood and spice. Medium long finish with some prickly spice and more butter. Sweet wood as it fades.

Mortlach Rare (43.4%)
Rich and full of palate entry, with spicy notes of cinnamon sticks and oak and a sweet jammy hint, followed by a warm and drying finish.

Mortlach 18 yr (43.4%):
Aromas of fresh green apples and dried raisin with a savoury core suffused with canned chestnuts and blackcurrant and later toasted oak. Intense honeyed sweetness on the creamy-smooth palate balanced by cocoa. Rich damson fruit and roasted spicy depth. Bitter-sweet and drying finish.

Old Ballantruan 10 yr (50%):
Distilled using heavily-peated malt barley in the traditional manner. With a Gentle peaty smokiness equipoised with a sweet, creamy, malty backbone to taste and A climbing finish of sweetness gradually replaced with a smokey depth.

Royal Brackla 12 yr (40%)
Royal Brackla was the very first Scottish distillery to receive ‘royal’ status when, in 1833, it was bestowed upon them by King William IV. Most of the distillery’s production goes into Dewar’s blends, but as with other Dewar’s distilleries a single malt range has been launched as part of the Last Great Malts. For the Royal Brackla Oloroso casks have been used for a luxurious, regal feel, with beautiful packaging to match. Light and spicy with notes of vanilla and black pepper.

Royal Brackla 16yr (40%)
A fabulous expression from Highland distillery, Royal Brackla. Mid amber in colour – The aroma is fresh and clean, slightly acidic, with sanded oak as a base. A light sweet taste to start, with some spice across the tongue and in the finish, which is very slightly smoky.

Singleton of Auchroisk 10 yr (40%)
Smooth and mellow, enhanced by the gentle ageing in oak sherry casks. Made with the pure soft water of the ancient spring – Dories Well, on the estate of the distillery at Auchroisk.

Singleton of Dufftown 12 yr (40%)
Rich, smooth and perfectly balanced; The singleton of Dufftown 12 year old if refined and pleasing, shows toasted nuts, baked apples and brown sugar on the nose. On the tongue sweetness and crunchy nuts lead to a perfectly balanced, smooth, fruity richness and long, drying finish.

Singleton of Dufftown 15 yr (40%)
Distilled using pure water from the highland man John’s well and matured in a unique balance of European and American Oak has given this 15 year old its rich aroma, smooth flavour and sweetly spiced, drying finish.

Singleton Spey Cascade (40%)
The Spey Cascade single malt Scotch whisky from the Singleton of Dufftown is made with a balanced mix of whiskies aged in both bourbon and Sherry casks. The result is warming with baked orchard fruits, demerara sugar and golden barley. Great for early evening dramming,

Spey 12 yr (40%)
Pear drops and green apples characterise the initial impact of this whisky. Vanilla follows together with hints of nuts and raisins. This whisky has a long finish, fresh and clean. A great whisky for any time of the day.

Spey 18 yr (46%)
A sweet and pleasant aroma of Creamy fruits and honey leading to a taste of vanilla cream and orange candy, a long and slight rough finish

Spey Chairman’s Choice (40%)
This Chairman’s Choice bottling – aged in a combination of sherry and bourbon casks – follows a tradition whereby the chairman of the company would select his best casks to serve to his family on Christmas Day. The tradition continues and a small amount is released globally on this day each year. Rich malt and toffee, balanced by fragrant peach and fresh apple fill the palate leading to a medium, well-balanced finish.

Speyburn 10 yr (40%)
This perfectly balanced single malt was born in the highlands of Scotland more and a century ago, created using fresh spring water from Speyside. Golden amber in colour with a floral and citrus nose. Its medium-bodied and easy to drink with a delicate fruity character and dry, complex finish.

Strath Isla 12 yr (40%)
Medium bodied with a complex palate of honey, sherry and spices – the heart of Chivas Regal.

Stronachie 10yr (43%)
Stronachie was the name of a Highland distillery active between the 1890s and 1928. The Scottish agents for the whisky, A.D. Rattray, have launched a range using whisky from Benrinnes distillery. This 10 year old is sweet and spicy with a long and drying finish.

Stronachie 18yr (43%)
in 1904, to the Highland and Speyside’s finest malts until the located a stylistic match. The 18 year is bottled in small batches, using both bourbon hogshead and sherry butts. Benrinnes, sometimes compared to Mortlach, has a very earthy almost herbal side. Full-bodied, robust and oily-smooth with hints of Malted biscuits, rich honey, pepper and spice and a rich and complex finish

Tamnavulin (43%)
Floral notes with some cereal aromas, soft with spicy elements, slightly sweet

Tomintoul 10 yr (40%)
Round and very approachable with a creamy sweetness balanced with gentle oaky spice finishing with a surge of sweetness swiftly pursued by tingling spice.

Tomintoul 14 yr (46%)
Known as ‘the gentle dram’ A Luscious ensnarement of dry oaky vanillas and clean creamy malt which never overpower a natural sweetness with hints of wild fennel and slight peppery tones.

Tomintoul 16 yr (40%)
Hallmark lightness embraces a capacious flavour of nutty malted barley that extends to an inkling of spice and complex oak traits with a velvety finish to start morphing into a spicy finale.

Tomintoul 25 yr (43%)
Only those casks offering classic floral and fruity characteristics with a gentle touch of spice have been selected to create this rare whisky. With An outstanding mature depth with a rich marriage of honey-sweetness, pears and peaches and rose-petal floralness. Into the mix approach delightful hints of vanilla and cigar box spiciness resulting in a gentle taste with a sweet creaminess and hints of almond nuts. A truly wondrous fusion of flavours.

Tormore 12yr (40%)
Launched in 2004 this is the main official bottling of Tormore, part of the Chivas Brothers portfolio of distilleries. Clean, fresh aromas of cut hay and stemmy grass with hints of pine, tasted barley and spices. The palate is of medium-body and very smooth, with notes of Dundee marmalade with fresh zesty note. There are hints of slightly sour grape, fresh hay/grass, barley sugar and a soft oak. The finish is of good length with a touch of oak and hay.
Other Malts

Amorik Double Maturation (46%)
Matured in Breton Oak casks and sherry casks. Rich and fruity on the nose, armorik double cask reveals hints of citrus, apples and spice, emphasized by the sherry. The long finish is floral with a touch of chocolate.

Amorik Millésime 55.7%
Distilled on 18th of February 2002 and bottled in July 2014. Bottle No. 450 out of 723. Cask No. 3298. Rich sherry nose with a light sweetness and delicate notes of caramel with a salty touch which linger on the palate leading to a sweet, rich and long finish.

Amrut single cask (62.8%)
Cask type/number: PX-Sherry/ 2699 Malt type: Un Peated Indian Barley Date of Filling: June 2009 Date of Bottling: August 2013 Total maturation loss: 42.0% Bottle number: 281 out of 311.
Bottled exclusively for Europe, this is a single cask, single malt whisky from the Amrut distillery, which has been finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt. Plenty of herbaceous notes balanced with classic Sherried raisin and cinnamon notes.

Discovery Road – Courage (46%)
Dominic Roskrow’s Discovery Road collection takes us around the globe, stopping in wonderful locations to sample some delicious small batch new world whisky, like this 14 year old single malt whisky from Holland. The Discovery Road Courage is matured in first fill Oloroso sherry wood, and it certainly is a well sherried expression, rich with notes of dark cherries, dates and Christmas spices

Hakushu 12 year (43%)
Hakushu is owned by Suntory, founders of the first Japanese distillery, Yamazaki. The original Hakushu distillery was built in 1973, with another distillery building called Hakushu Higashi (west) added in 1981. This whisky is Pure and very clean on the palate with Sweet lime, green fruits then a hint of smoke and a buttery meadow sweet/chamomile note. Light to the point of fragility.

Hibiki 12 yr (43%)
An Exquisite 12 year old blended Japanese whisky. Hibiki includes malt whisky from Yamazaki and Hakushu, as well as grain whisky from Chita. This 12 year old had been partly matured in plum liqueur barrels which give it a fruity taste with a subtle core of oak and a bright and flavoursome finish.

Kings Car – (43%)
Distilled, matured and bottled in Taiwan. This single malt is sweet and rich to taste with hints of vanilla, banana and a little coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness. A mouth filling dram, more complex and sophisticated than you would imagine.

South Island (40%) – new zeland
Crafted in the worlds most southern distillery in Dunedin. Matured in American Oak, Ex- Bourbon Casks in Oamaru. The barrels have absorbed the sea-mist and nearby crashing surf; a hint of salty sea spray permeates on the palate amongst the rich sweetness of the wood.

The new Zealand DoubleWood (40%)
This Whisky was crafted in the world’s southern-most distillery in Dunedin. Initially aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished for over 10 years in French oak ex-New Zealand red wine barrels giving a ruby colour, depth of character and long lasting, rich flavours. A beautiful explosion of creamy malt and subtle vanilla up front with delicate fruit and floral notes over a delicious hint of toffee and sweetness.

The Yamazaki 12 year (43%)
This 12 year old from Yamazaki first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky. Good body with plenty of nut oils and zest, a pleasant floral character with a little tropical fruit and a rooty note leading into a Smooth and soft taste with good sweetness and winter spice. A lovely citrus note develops with more tropical fruit notes and a little rum.

LOWLAND MALTS

Untempered by Highland peatiness or coastal brine and seaweed the Lowland malts have a typically dry finish, which makes them an excellent aperitif. The dryness comes from the malt and not the peat (Lowlands ten to use unpeated malt) and this also lends a certain sweet fruitiness to the flavour and the mouthfeel. Their aromatic intensity is low and tends to be grassy or herbal with grainy and floral notes.

Auchentoshan 10 yr (40%)
A traditional triple distilled Lowland malt from a distillery lying at the foot of the old Kilpatrick hills alongside the Clyde – fruity, sweet and delicate with a surprising depth of character. Appreciated for its lightness and accessibility for those new to malts

Auchentoshan 12 yr (40%)
Triple distilled then matured for over twelve years. This Lowland Single Malt Whisky has the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.

Auchentoshan 18 yr (43%)
Triple distilled and matured in American bourbon oak for over eighteen years. The result: a refreshing Lowland single malt whisky with the added infusion of ripe citrus and green tea, the warmth of toasted almonds and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.

Bladnoch – Connoisseurs Choice (46%) – Gordon & MacPhail
Distilled in 1993 and bottled in 2015. Bladnoch distillery was founded in 1817 and changed hands many times in the 20th Century. It was closed from 1938 – 1956, during which time the distilling equipment was sold and shipped to Sweden. The distillery was closed in 1993. This single malt was matured in Refill American Hogsheads. The whisky has fresh mint ans tropical aromas with a subtle malty note. The palate Is peppery initially with peach and kiwi flavours.

Glenkinchie 10 yr (43%)
A whisky from East Lothian with a light delicate nose and a fresh clean aroma with a smooth and subtle dryness.

Glenkinchie 12 yr (43%)
A replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued 10 Year Old, this version is ‘richer, fuller’ and the notes certainly sound like it has an extra creaminess over the 10.

CAMPBELTOWN MALTS

Glen Scotia Double Cask: (46%)
This Double cask single malt provides the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits overlaid with the characteristic sea spray and vanilla oak finish.

Springbank 10 yr (46%)
The nose is big-big bodied with oaked aridity. Peaty with an earthen rootiness and notes of exotic fruits. The palate is full bodied with a good helping of cereal sweetness. There is a richness of the peat with a dark nuttiness and whirling smoke. Long crisp finish with a coastal tang and oaked dryness.

Springbank 15yr (46%)
A 15 year old from the Springbank distillery with plenty of sherry notes and spice, dried fruits and nuts.

Springbank 18yr (46%)
Declared by the 2010 World Whiskies Awards to be Best Campbeltown Malt. It’s flavours are big, spicy and gutsy, with notes of pepper, chilli, pine, aniseed, rich fruits and a long, salty and chocolatey finish

Hazelburn 10yr (46%)
Hazelburn is one of three styles of whisky produced at Springbank, known for being triple distilled, unpeated and matured in bourbon casks. Good mouth feel paired with bright notes of vanilla and Crunchie bars. More lively fruit notes underneath.

Longrow 18 yr (46%)
A double distilled, heavily peated single malt from Springbank, Longrow was first created as an experiment to make a peated whisky in Campbeltown, but today it has become very popular, thanks to its brazen, muscular character.

OTHER MALTS

Amorik Double Maturation (46%)
Matured in Breton Oak casks and sherry casks. Rich and fruity on the nose, armorik double cask reveals hints of citrus, apples and spice, emphasized by the sherry. The long finish is floral with a touch of chocolate.
£3.20
Amorik Millésime 55.7%
Distilled on 18th of February 2002 and bottled in July 2014. Bottle No. 450 out of 723. Cask No. 3298. Rich sherry nose with a light sweetness and delicate notes of caramel with a salty touch which linger on the palate leading to a sweet, rich and long finish.
£5.00
Amrut single cask (62.8%)
Cask type/number: PX-Sherry/ 2699 Malt type: Un Peated Indian Barley Date of Filling: June 2009 Date of Bottling: August 2013 Total maturation loss: 42.0% Bottle number: 281 out of 311.
Bottled exclusively for Europe, this is a single cask, single malt whisky from the Amrut distillery, which has been finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt. Plenty of herbaceous notes balanced with classic Sherried raisin and cinnamon notes.
£5.40
Discovery Road – Courage (46%)
Dominic Roskrow’s Discovery Road collection takes us around the globe, stopping in wonderful locations to sample some delicious small batch new world whisky, like this 14 year old single malt whisky from Holland. The Discovery Road Courage is matured in first fill Oloroso sherry wood, and it certainly is a well sherried expression, rich with notes of dark cherries, dates and Christmas spices
£5.00
Hakushu 12 year (43%)
Hakushu is owned by Suntory, founders of the first Japanese distillery, Yamazaki. The original Hakushu distillery was built in 1973, with another distillery building called Hakushu Higashi (west) added in 1981. This whisky is Pure and very clean on the palate with Sweet lime, green fruits then a hint of smoke and a buttery meadow sweet/chamomile note. Light to the point of fragility.
£6.40
Hibiki 12 yr (43%)
An Exquisite 12 year old blended Japanese whisky. Hibiki includes malt whisky from Yamazaki and Hakushu, as well as grain whisky from Chita. This 12 year old had been partly matured in plum liqueur barrels which give it a fruity taste with a subtle core of oak and a bright and flavoursome finish.
£8.40
Kings Car – (43%)
Distilled, matured and bottled in Taiwan. This single malt is sweet and rich to taste with hints of vanilla, banana and a little coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness. A mouth filling dram, more complex and sophisticated than you would imagine.
£4.80
South Island (40%) – New Zealand
Crafted in the worlds most southern distillery in Dunedin. Matured in American Oak, Ex- Bourbon Casks in Oamaru. The barrels have absorbed the sea-mist and nearby crashing surf; a hint of salty sea spray permeates on the palate amongst the rich sweetness of the wood.
£9.10
The new Zealand DoubleWood (40%)
This Whisky was crafted in the world’s southern-most distillery in Dunedin. Initially aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished for over 10 years in French oak ex-New Zealand red wine barrels giving a ruby colour, depth of character and long lasting, rich flavours. A beautiful explosion of creamy malt and subtle vanilla up front with delicate fruit and floral notes over a delicious hint of toffee and sweetness.
£5.40
The Yamazaki 12 year (43%)
This 12 year old from Yamazaki first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky. Good body with plenty of nut oils and zest, a pleasant floral character with a little tropical fruit and a rooty note leading into a Smooth and soft taste with good sweetness and winter spice. A lovely citrus note develops with more tropical fruit notes and a little rum.
£5.40

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